Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Funfetti Gooey *Cream Cheese* Butter Cookies

I tried this recipe out in April, and people seemed to like the cookies. My friend's friend also has fallen in love with this recipe. She said it has changed her life! :) I used the recipe again today...

The recipe came from Cookies & Cups.They're like little soft bites of funfetti cake but with the taste of cream cheese and the slight texture of a crinkle cookie. The extra sprinkles are definitely necessary.

Recipe (Cookies & Cups)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  1. With a mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  2. Add egg & continue mixing, scraping sides as necessary.
  3. Add cake mix and beat until combined and finally stir in extra sprinkles.
  4. Chill dough for about an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°
  6. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. 
  7. Place on baking sheet 2" apart and bake for about 10 minutes.
  8. Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Macaron @ Eddie's - Fresno, CA

Eddie's Bakery & Cafe
7089 N Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 323-0900

Sometimes when I'm working on a big project (e.g., my dissertation), I treat myself to something delicious for motivation and to prevent myself from being negative going into my work mode. It really works for me!

This morning I got a pumpkin spice macaron and a cappuccino from Peet's! Anything pumpkin makes me happy, macarons are delicious, and since we don't have a full Peet's cafe in Fresno, this is the next best thing--having a partial cafe in Eddie's Bakery. :) I highly recommend both this macaron and the Peet's cappuccino. I love strong flavored coffee, and Peet's seems to have the best one in this area, although Kuppa Joy in Clovis is delicious and fun with its foam/milk/coffee art. Yesterday I had a cap from Le Parisien, and it just wasn't strong enough for me.

I love that texture!!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Potted Plant Green Tea Ice Cream - 1920 Tea Club (Fresno, CA)

1920 Tea Club
732 W Bullard Ave
Fresno, CA 93704
Yelp reviews

I've noticed that this has been a food fad lately at boba and other Asian tea places. It looks like a plant, but it's basically ground up Oreos/chocolate cookies and mint leaves. I usually see this topping with milk teas, but I got a green tea ice cream this time. Honestly, my ice cream was good (and that potted plant topping was good!), but I didn't love the drinks my parents and brother had. I'd go back to try other things like their boba drinks. Their snacks look good too.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Klatch Coffee - Rancho Cucamonga

Klatch Coffee
8916 Foothill Blvd, Ste. C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Other locations here (Ontario, San Dimas, LAX, Korea)

I was about to meet up with a friend in the Rancho area but wanted to prep for work for an hour or so beforehand, so I stopped by this place. My cappuccino was delicious and pretty! Too bad we don't have a Klatch in the Central Cal area. I love fancy cappuccinos (as long as they also taste good). I also recommend Augie's in Riverside, Blue Bottle in SF, and Redlands and Caffe Ladro in Washington.